Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 2, 2000

Sergio Pino – Century Builders Group (cnyb.ob)

SERGIO PINO is Chairman/Founder, Director, President & CEO of Century Partners Group. His first business endeavor began at the age of 20, when he bought Century Plumbing. Mr. Pino has established 13 other companies bearing the Century name, including his main enterprise, Century Partners Group. Started in 1997, Century Partners Group is the parent company of Mr. Pino's numerous business investments, including his commercial, wholesale/retail and residential divisions. As a result of the company's 1999 acquisitions of Landstar and Weitzer Homebuilders, his newest venture, Century Builders Group, was born. Century Builders Group was formed in 1999 to consolidate all of Mr. Pino's residential real estate projects and to provide better management opportunities. Later, a subdivision called Century Homebuilders was created and, in less than a year, Century Builders Group became the nation's top Hispanic-owned home builder. Among Century Partners Group's other entities are Century/Everglade Lumber and Building, one of south Florida's longest operating lumber companies. Mr. Pino's drive and ambition shines through more than just his business dealings. He is extremely active in the community, having been involved with the Latin Builders Association for more than 10 years, including a three-year reign as President. Mr. Pino is a major contributor to La Liga Contra Cancer, a local organization that provides free medical care to needy cancer patients. A townhome was donated by Century Homebuilders for this past year's Christmas raffle. He sits on the Board of Directors of Union Planters Bank and previously served on the Florida Transportation Committee. Profile
TWST: Could you tell us about Century Builders Group?

Mr. Pino: Century Builders Group is the new name of the public company

that was once Weitzer Homebuilders, Inc., a 20-year-old company